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Debt Limit Congress

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill To Pay Only Some U.S. Debts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a measure Thursday that would amount to the rough equivalent of declaring bankruptcy for the United States, directing t...

Obama Delays Vital Request

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is delaying his request for another $1.2 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit at the request of congre...

Debt Ceiling Kabuki

Donald Kaul | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The Kabuki tradition in Congress over raising the federal government's debt ceiling is in full flower. It's a more reliable Washington ritual than the Cherry Blossom Festival.